Oversight and Investigations

Chairman:  Tim Murphy (PA-18)
Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs related to the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations.



Chairman: Tim Murphy (PA)
Vice Chairman: Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Phil Gingrey (GA)
Steve Scalise (LA)
Gregg Harper (MS)
Pete Olson (TX)
Cory Gardner (CO)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)


Ranking Member: Diana DeGette (CO)
Bruce Braley (IA)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
Kathy Castor (FL)
Peter Welch (VT)
Paul Tonko (NY)
John Yarmuth (KY)
Gene Green (TX)
John D. Dingell (MI) (non-voting)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

October 10, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are continuing their investigation into the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, seeking information regarding the department’s $400 million stimulus loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar.

October 9, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested bipartisan briefings from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the recent fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated spinal steroid injections.

October 3, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In an interview with ABC News on October 3, 2011, President Obama made his first public comments on the Solyndra bankruptcy, launching the administration’s China defense in attempting to explain away the failed $535 million loan guarante

September 27, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: Continuation of unfair government competition in the commercial sector impedes creation of the kinds of private-sector jobs that have never been more crucial for generating opportunity and jumpstarting the American economy.

September 26, 2012 | ICYMI

Human Events
By John Hayward
September 25, 2012

September 25, 2012 | Blog Post

"If we want to compete with China, which is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the space, if we want to compete with other countries that are heavily subsidizing the industries of the future, we’ve got to make sure that our guys here in the United States of America at least have a shot.”